Doug Benson

Doug Benson has two great loves in his life: movies and pot. He has shown his affection, such as it is, for the former, dating back to his pithy online “I Love Movies” reviews (of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, he wrote, “I wasn’t bored for a minute. I was bored for 142 minutes!”). These quick takes evolved into the current I Love Movies podcast, recorded in front of an audience at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater in L.A. and featuring guest spots from Benson’s hip comedy friends, including Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman. His pot cred shows an even greater commitment: starring in the weed documentary Super High Me and co-creating the stage show The Marijuana-Logues. He even won the coveted Stoner of the Year award from High Times magazine in 2006, putting him in the same illustrious company as noted jazz-cigarette aficionados Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen. (Graham Elwood, of Chelsea Lately, is the opener.) ALBERT CHING

Thu., Aug. 12, 10 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 13, 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 14, 10 p.m., 2010

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